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Captain’s Honors for 2016

For those of you who are more interested in award categories like Best Memoir/Biography and Best Young Adult Novel than Best Documentary and Best Animated Film, I offer my Captain’s Honors for 2016. I must say I am delighted to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen

My personal rating:  4 out of 5 My three sentence synopsis:  As the daughter of a Scottish duke, Georgie is genuine British royalty with a title (Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie) and no money (her brother cut off her allowance). … Continue reading

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Book review: Louisiana Longshot by Jana DeLeon

My personal rating: 3 out of 5 My three sentence synopsis: When her cover gets blown, CIA operative Fortune Redding winds up with a $1 million price on her head and nowhere to hide since her boss has discovered that … Continue reading

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2014 in Books (Part 1)

My book reading goal for 2014 was 24 books. Apparently that was one of those “lofty” goals I mentioned in the last post. But something is better than nothing, and ten books read is better than zero books read. So … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter by Sharyn McCrumb

I actually read this book in August 2013 and it’s review languished in the Drafts folder for the past five months while my free time was consumed with other demands at home and at work. Thankfully, a more manageable rhythm … Continue reading

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Book Review: Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

My mother has always preferred Miss Marple to Hercule Poirot (and I seem to recall reading that even the author herself found M. Poirot insufferable at times).  Although I don’t mind the Belgian’s arrogance for the most part, it was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters

(Inspired by a comment on my previous post, I decided to re-post a review from 2009.) Humor is funny in that what will send one person into peals of laughter can leave another person totally straight-faced. Tonight I was watching … Continue reading

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